Fracking should have no place in Scotland’s future.

#KeepItInTheGround

Fracking is unsafe, unnecessary and completely incompatible with our climate change targets. Despite the fact that licences to drill for oil and gas are currently given at a UK level Scotland can ban fracking once and for all.

Take action: Tell the Scottish Government to #KeepItInTheGround

Blog: How Scotland Can Ban Fracking

News: On fracking, Scottish Greens have stood with communities​
 

Latest Campaign Updates

Green Investment Bank sale to fracking funder criticised by Greens

20 April, 2017 - 12:09

The decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to a company that has invested billions of pounds in fossil fuel projects has been criticised by a Green MSP.

Australian bank Macquarie has a history of investing in fracking and opencast coal mining projects and Green MSP Andy Wightman says that GIB’s environmental credentials are “now in tatters”.

Greens call on public to push government towards fracking ban

30 March, 2017 - 16:12

Public participation in a fracking consultation could be the key to finally seeing the Scottish Government ban the hazardous practice, a Green MSP has said at Holyrood.

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP, Mark Ruskell responded to a ministerial statement on “Unconventional Oil and Gas” by saying that the government’s current, “legally shaky” moratorium” must become a ban “as soon as possible”.

Scotland Can Ban Fracking

Mark Ruskell MSP Thu 30 Mar

The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse, today delivered a ministerial statement on Unconventional Oil and Gas.

The statement said nothing we didn’t already know. What remains clear is that the current moratorium on fracking in Scotland does not go far enough. The Scottish Government have so far refused to commit to a ban nor have they said whether they will go ahead with it.

For over three years Scottish Green MSPs have built the case against fracking in Parliament. We are now very close to winning this campaign and banning fracking for good.

Greens call for public to take part in fracking consultation

31 January, 2017 - 16:29

Communities throughout Scotland concerned about fracking must take part in the government’s consultation on the hazardous extraction practice say the Greens.

Scottish Government adopts Greens’ energy manifesto pledge

24 January, 2017 - 16:17

The Scottish Greens have welcomed the government’s decision to adopt the party’s manifesto commitment of 50% of all energy use being generated from renewables by 2030.

Climate and energy spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said this target demonstrates that fracking is not needed, and certainly not welcome in Scotland.

Ruskell went on to press the government on fuel poverty, asking how it will deliver its target for 80% of homes to use low carbon heat by 2032, given the 2025 target is just 18%.